Luke Close

Curriculum Vitae

Luke is a proud Bundjalung man, living in Lismore NSW he has developed a unique and strong artistic talent through his life experiences and connection with culture. He is proud of his culture and country and these connections are portrayed through his art work.


TAA Certificate IV Training & Assessmen,Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)

Professional Practice

2012  Bangalow Primary School, Bangalow, NSW, Artist in Schools Project  (AIS), funded by the Australia Council for the Arts

2011-12 Balunda Correctional Centre, Tabulum, NSW, Art Teacher

2011  Lismore Tafe, Lismore NSW, Art Teacher

Group Exhibitions

2013     Boomali Aboriginal Art gallery, Leichardt, Sydney. Bunarm Bologaman wahl Bundjalung

2012  Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW, Return to Country

2012  Northern Rivers community Gallery, Ballina NSW, Jugul, Indigenous             Artist Book Project Exhibition

2011  Boomalli, Aboriginal Art Gallery, Leichardt, Sydney, NSW, Show of  Strength

2011  Northern Rivers Community Gallery, NPWS Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition

2011  Lismore Regional Gallery, My Spirit Home: A Gunyah Installation

2011  Quotidian and Quixotic Gallery, Alstonville NSW, Group Exhibition

2010  Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW, NPWS Aboriginal art Award Exhibition

2010  Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW, Caldera Art award Exhibition

2010  Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Men’s Business

2009  Nimbin Art & Craft Cultural Centre, Group Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

2010  3Rivers Aboriginal Art Space, Lismore NSW, Living Lore

Awards and Residencies

2012  Bangalow Primary School, Bangalow NSW, Artist in Schools, 20 week   Artist Residency

2011  NPWS Aboriginal Art Award, Rhoda Roberts Encouragement Award

2010  NPWS Aboriginal Art Award, Peoples Choice Award